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Hydrogen powered ropax design unveiled

Swedish shipping company, Gotlandsbolaget has unveiled the ‘Gotland Hydrocat’ design concept. This design is claimed to be the world’s first large-scale, high-speed catamaran ropax project powered by fossil-free hydrogen. It is planned to have the ship operational from [Read more...]

October 13th, 2022|

‘Viking Polaris’ follows ‘Viking Octantis’

Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary, VARD has delivered the ‘Viking Polaris’, the second of two ice-strengthened expedition vessels ordered by Viking.  Built at Vard Søviknes in Ålesund, Norway, ‘Viking Polaris’ is specifically designed for adventure cruises in Polar destinations. She [Read more...]

September 28th, 2022|

LoI signed for emissions free cruise ship

Recently established Norwegian cruise venture, Northern Xplorer (NX), and Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to build the company’s first vessel, which it is claimed will be emission free. Signed at last week’s [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|

Second ‘Sunflower’ ropax named

On 30th August, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held naming and launching ceremonies for the second of Japan's first two LNG-fuelled ferries. They were ordered from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works. MOL Chairman, Junichiro Ikeda, named the [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|

‘Horizon’ to be recycled

Following two years of layup in Greece, the 1990-built, 47,000 gt former cruise ship ‘Horizon’ departed Elefsis Bay bound for a Turkish recycling yard at Aliaga under tow on 25th August. ‘Horizon’ was Celebrity Cruises’ first newbuilding when [Read more...]

September 12th, 2022|